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Welcome to the CORE,  a “knowledge exchange” for free trading of wisdom and best practices in the art of community building. The CORE provides the scaffolding and tool sets for collaboration, construction and synthesis of ideas to support pioneers in the development of thriving 21st century communities.

  • Thriving neighborhoods
  • Intentional communities
  • Virtual circles of engagement
  • Mobile social networks
  • Informative events
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Localization ….
  • When a caterpillar reaches a certain point in its own evolution, it becomes over-consumptive, a voracious eater and it eats everything in sight.

    At that same time, in the molecular structure of the caterpillar, the “imaginal cells” become active. While all this gorging is going on, those imaginal cells wake up, and they look for each other inside of the caterpillar’s body. When enough of them connect (they don’t need to be in the majority) they become the genetic directors of the future of the caterpillar. At that point the other cells begin to putrefy and become what’s called the nutritive soup—out of which the imaginal cells create the absolute unpredictable miracle of the butterfly.

    What’s possible is that we’re the imaginal cells on the planet right now.

    Inspired by Elisabet Sahtouri from Awakening the Dreamer.


    Crafting a community of community leaders is a daunting task! You are here to grow in your mastery; we are here to support your highest work.

    The CORE team has evolved over two years of collaboration, weaving a cooperative for exchanging community wisdom. CORE is your space for swapping seeds of knowledge, seeds that — once sown in your local endeavors — are ripe for grafting global connections and hybrid programs.

    CORE — an exchange for architects of thriving communities: organizers, managers, editors, coaches, development strategists. For pioneers with little more than a vision of an initial new media community. Share your stories, videos, best practices and deep analyses of what’s working in community knowledge building.

    We live in a similar moment of breakdown and creativity. The cosmological discovery that shatters nearly everything upon which the modern age was built is the discovery that the Universe came into existence 13.7 billion years ago and is so biased toward complexification that life and intelligence are now seen to be a nearly inevitable construction of evolutionary dynamics. Our new challenge is to reinvent our civilization. The major institutions of the modern period, including that of agriculture and religion and education and economics, need to be re-imagined within an intelligent, self-organizing, living Universe, so that instead of degrading the Earth’s life systems, humanity might learn to join the enveloping community of living beings in a mutually enhancing manner. This great work will surely draw upon the talents and energies of many millions of humans from every culture of our planet and throughout the rest of the 21st century.

    Center for the Story of the Universe, Brian Swimme

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